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  1. Are u extremely organized and meticulous?
    I recommend FlyLady.net for all of you who can't seem to get organized. Her methods have totally changed my life! My whole house is decluttered, peaceful, and clean! The FlyLady method is simple:...
    May 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The Pyxis System
    I've never had a problem with discrepancies in Pyxis. I would love it, except I have little or no fingerprints, and so it takes me about 25 tries to get in. I've had the machine reset several times...
    Feb 11, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Esthetics for RNs
    I have been getting acid peels and permanant makeup at a plastic surgeon's office. The nurse who does them has been trained by the doctor. She was just in the right place at the right time; she had...
    Feb 1, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Us vs Them
    My daughter (a teacher) recently told me about a nurse friend who works in a nearby hospital. I asked her what her friend's specialty is, and she said, "I honestly don't know. To the general...
    Jan 11, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. It's Allllllllll In The Nurse's Cap!
    Its always nice to see you posting here, cheerfuldoer! Glad also to see that you're looking into jobs with less stress. When I graduated 4 years ago at the ripe old age of 47, I wanted a cap...
    Jan 10, '04
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. pulse oximetry
    Thank you jan!
    Nov 16, '03
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. pulse oximetry
    jan, thanks for the fascinating explanation! I was finally able to "see" in my mind why left ventricular hypertrophy causes pulmonary hypertension! What about pulse oximetry in infants with...
    Nov 16, '03
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. I've Had It!  Nursing is NOT what it use to be!
    I wear my Miraculous Medal (a Catholic religious symbol) at all times. No one has ever asked me to remove it, and I would not comply.
    Nov 14, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses Storyline on "ER"??
    Just once, I'd like to see ER depict a nurse crying after being verbally abused by a patient or family member. This show continually depicts patients being abusive towards staff; the staff seems to...
    Nov 13, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. I've Had It!  Nursing is NOT what it use to be!
    Tooty, thanks for the glance at the "other side of the fence". I'm one of those who always wonders what it might be like to sit at a desk to work instead of running hospital hallways for 12-13 hours...
    Nov 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I've Had It!  Nursing is NOT what it use to be!
    Sorry to say, I've only been out of school 4 years, so I don't remember what it was. All I know is the abuse and the dread. I've worked in many facilities trying different places as agency but it...
    Nov 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses are not Doctors
    this is odd. i saw a post defining nurses as compassionate creatures. these same compassionate creatures have ripped plato to shreds just for posting an opinion! since all of you hold so much...
    Oct 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Studying Methods
    Um...you're very welcome for the study tips.
    Oct 25, '03
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  14. Studying Methods
    Not sure what an EC exam is. Study the way that suits you best. I have a 20 minute attention span. Knowing that, I study for 20 minutes, then take a 10 minute break. We retain more with more...
    Oct 22, '03
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. " . . . or should we just hire someone mediocre who will stay a decade?"
    She didn't call you mediocre. Sounds like a poor choice of words. Maybe she was trying to be funny? I agree with Coug; saying, "That hurt my feelings," is infinitely better than crawling off to...
    Oct 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Alternative Geriactics
    grouchy, I love the Universal Design concept. I believe if there were a neighborhood of new homes being built to these specs there would be a 10 year waiting list! I am just in my early 50's and...
    Oct 19, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Patho study tips?
    The best study tip I have is to go over your notes as soon as you get home. When the lecture is fresh in your mind you'll digest it more fully. This one simple change brought my grades from B's...
    Oct 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Alternative Geriactics
    I find it very sad when people have to move out of their homes simply because they cannot get around anymore. Wouldn't it be nice if all new homes being built today were handicapped accessible? Its...
    Oct 19, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Need some support
    I didn't graduate til I was almost 50. I used to feel very discouraged when other nurses would tell me, "I have 20 years experience" because I'll never have 20 years experience. I take pride in...
    Oct 17, '03
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. Nursing Diagnosis for Care Plan
    "Altered Tissue Perfusion" or "Impaired Tissue Integrity" . Related to decreased blood and nutrients to tissues, secondary to: surgical wound.
    Oct 13, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Lazy Nurse Recruiters?
    Does anyone know what a Nurse Recruiter actually does all day? I've been seeing posts from nurses who apply for a job and never hear back. I've had the same experience. One place that was...
    Oct 13, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. readers digest? nursing shortage!!!
    In my facility, a large part of performance evaluations is based upon surveys sent home with patients. One big no no is: "the nurse seemed rushed." I mean...I wouldn't wanna RUSH.....
    Oct 13, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is Nursing Really So Bad...or is it dependent on hospital
    With the critical shortage of nurses willing to work under present conditions, we cannot afford to say "If you hate nursing, why not leave the profession," because too many have already left. ...
    Oct 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Transfusion ?
    New protocol at my facility says no need to check vitals til 30 mins after the start of the transfusion! Scary, huh?
    Oct 9, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. HELP,HELP,HELP,HELP,HELP--student nurse in distress
    I just thought of some useful advice my own son gave me when I was in school, which has served me well: "Run into the fire!" This means, whenever your fears are holding you back, just DO IT...and...
    Oct 9, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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